Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop

Lets start with I LOVE HALLOWEEN.  When I lived in NJ I had  a town house where we had 300 - 400 trick or treaters every year.  I now live in a retirement community and there are none. So I am very thankful to Carol for running this particular hop that keeps me smiling for the holiday.

My first idea was to use this piece that I stitched last year that I found on  Elizabeth Coughlin Designs  posting from last years hop. She offered this wonderful pattern and I fell in love and had to work it up immediately.


My problem with it is that I didn't want to do something with it that was only going to be seen when I pulled out my Halloween stuff.  So these guys have taken up permanent residence on my idea wall where they will remain and where I get to see them everyday.  My wall is behind my ironing board so we get to chat several times a day as a general rule. So Thank you Elizabeth.

But I have come up with several hauntingly adorable quilty pieces to share with you all today.

I recently participated on IG in the #teenytinypinnieparade where we made a teeny pincushion daily from  Sept 15 to Oct 6.  Suggested size was under 3 inches and participation was as many or as few of these addicting little things as you wanted to make.

I made  26  Pinnies   these 3 were Halloween based.


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Just plain cute

I have a niece who is crazy for the scary and whose birthday is in October so when I found this fabric I knew what I would be shipping her birthday goodies wrapped in.



So far we have the bag, one of the /easy-peasy-drawstring-backpack-free-sewing-tutorial that I have made so many of.  A girl can't have too many totes can they and theme based is better, right.


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Inside the tote among other things is a matching zip pouch.


When I went to find the little pouch for pictures I found that it had gone for a visit with the other pups in my teeny tiny pinnie basket. Since they are now friends I will probably send one of them along too.



Next up, we had an addition to our family this summer.  So while I was on a roll with my Halloween fabrics I figured the little guy would appreciate a Holiday bib. Yes I am crazy about this fabric.

And now on to the main event.  A few weeks ago while playing with the embroidery machine, I wanted to master using the IQ design feature of downloading  a coloring book JPEG file and converting it to embroidery.

We are big Disneyworld attendees and go for an annual  visit for Halloween to their Not So Scary Halloween  event. The fun part of this party is that you can get dressed up or not and you get to Trick or Treat all night.  There are candy stops all over the park and you can stop at each of them as many times as you want to stand on line (it is Disney after all).


So I took my coloring book page and made myself a candy bag as a test and when that worked I made myself


a matching tee shirt.


We attended the event last week.



As you can see, by my standards, it was a success. MJ on the other hand loved the fireworks and the parade led by the Headless Horseman. Different strokes for different folks. ( But I got to bring mine home with me, Ha Ha)

Well I hope you had a wonderful visit and got some fun ideas to run with.  Please do yourself a favor and stop by and visit all of the other ever so talented participants in this hop all listed below and again, thank you Carol for all you've done to make this yet again another super fun event.


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October 11







31 comments:

  1. All very pretty Halloween items. The little backpack is darling.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words. The backpack is sew easy to do and the options for it are endless.

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  2. Wow, you've outdone yourself as usual!! Great projects! xx

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  3. Wow busy lady great job ty for sharing. .. happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  4. I enjoyed reading your blog. This will be my third year to get to do Trick or Treat with the kiddos in the neighborhood. We are in a new neighborhood with young families and it is so much fun to see them all come to the door all dressed up! You reminded me that I need to buy a bunch of candy!

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  5. I am SO honored that my Jack Make-Dos occupy a special place on your idea wall! Your other projects are all fabulous; I love the pinnies!

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  6. Selina, what a lot of cute fun makes you have shared. I love that you keep your stitched pumpkins at your pressing station and have chit chats with them! I talk to my stuff too! It’s the best company isn’t it. I LOVE seeing the trick-or-treaters that come to the door in hopes of a treat. Even the really big ones. LOL. Happy Halloween!

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  7. What fun makes you've shared! I love Halloween, too -- it's such fun! Your Mickey pumpkin design is particularly precious!! :)

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  8. Elizabeth's cute pumpkins would be so fun to look at all day. They remind me a bit of the three hitchhikers at Disney, though a lot less creepy. I love that fabric, too...what is it called? You made so many cute, cute, mini pincushions and that Mickey pumpkin looks so adorable on adorable you! Thanks for hopping with us and sharing your Witchy Stitchy goodness with us. xo

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  9. I have that skeletal fabric with cats. It is so much fun! I used it to back a kitty themed quilt for my DIL. Your dogs are so cute too!

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  10. What fun projects and fabrics. The pumpkin Mickey items are my favourite. Too darn cute.

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  11. Fun, fun , fun stuff. The Pumpkin Mickey is the cutest!

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  12. Hi Selina and Tink's Mom! What a fabulously fun post. So many great ideas, I don't know where to start. Except I do - I'm heading right to that day pack bag or backpack or whatever you want to call it. I need to make one this weekend, and your bag is certainly an inspiration! Thank you so much for all of the ideas! They rock. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  13. Lots of great Halloween goodies! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Cute ... cute ...cute ... love the mickey jack-o-lantern bag and shirt and the Disney photos ... <3 Pat

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  15. What great fun projects. Thank you for sharing them all with us. Happy Halloween.

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  16. What a great group of projects. I think I downloaded that stitchery design too. I will have to find it. Thanks for sharing your great projects!

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  17. Wow! All of your projects are fantastic! I think my favorite is the Mickey bag and tee-shirt. What fun to Trick or Treat at Disneyworld! I am going to have to check out all the pinnies on IG. I bet that was a fun challenge.

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  18. Nice idea with the Halloween bib--and your T-shirt is great!
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  19. Wow so many projects and they are all so cute. I of course had to go find the skeleton dog fabric.

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  20. I sew enjoyed following all your pinnies and especially these cute Halloween ones. Your Disney bag and shirt are definitely a hit and I agree the fabric you used for the bag, zipper, bib, and pinnie is amazing fabric for the occasion!!!

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  21. That is the cutest fabric and I love all the tiny projects you made with it.

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  22. Hello: I really think that the "little's" are adorable, but I looked on IG in the #teenytinypinnieparade and I couldn't find them. Is there a pattern somewhere easy to find?
    Thanks, Sandra

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  23. So much fun with pinnies, trick or treat bags and tshirts, etc!

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  24. So many fun projects - you really went to town!

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  25. Your pinnies are so wonderfully colourful. Your niece would love her birthday presents, I am sure of that. What a fun matching tote and t-shirt! Happy Halloween :D

    -Soma

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  26. Wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing

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  27. fabulous projects. love that skeleton fabric.

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  28. From first to last, a wonderful post for this holiday. I didn't know that about Disney. I used to go to Disneyland a lot, but haven't been in about 30 years. It looks like a great night for those with energy!

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